The story of the tragic death of Kate Matrosova in the Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains on February 15, 2015 by Nestor Ramos of the Boston Globe is a learning experience for all outdoor professionals. Nestor Ramos' account tells the story of a determined and well-equipped woman facing some of the most dangerous weather conditions on the planet. The rescuers who put their lives on the line to try and save her are to be commended for their dedication and service.
The outdoors draws us, in part, because of its challenge and the our desire to test ourselves. We must always balance that with elusive tools of judgment and decision-making.